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Almost Naked Chick Skiing Video Missing.

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Now that I have your attention, let me get straight to the point. 

 

At the beginning of March I recorded (or I thought I did) a chick skiing in a very tiny bikini.  She was skiing in a terrain park, and about 5 cameras including mine were "rolling" behind her.  When I arrived back home I could not find the freak... movie.  Once in a while shot here in the US. 

 

This brings me to the true topic I wanted to talk about: skiing and recording.  When we ski solo and record using our cameras there are only certain angles we can show.  Based on those angles I put together a movie based on my latest trip to Wyoming.  I believe this is about 90% of the angles one can show when skiing solo:

 

 

The video above took 3 cameras and lots of time to put together.  I've tried almost everything I could think of.  I know I'm missing the angle from the front of the ski looking at the skier, but no matter what glue I tried everything comes off right at the beginning.  For the future I'm thinking of screwing the mount right into the ski, unless someone has a better idea. 

 

Are there any other ski recording tricks that I'm missing?  Any other angles that I'm missing?  I'm researching this, as I plan to do some interesting stuff on skis next season. I would like to record everything I'm about to do from cool angles.  

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I totally enjoyed the video and tight editing...the electronic weird music, not so much.  As a side note, I think the camera mounted on a pole and held in front of the skier completely kills any dynamic movements taking place, while that skier passing a stationary camera can look very dynamic and interesting.  The camera angles were about perfect and remarkably smooth.  I felt that first powder run.

 

Thanks.  Looks like a worthwhile trip with great snow.  And as the lead moderator, very catchy title biggrin.gif

post #3 of 10
Nice work. I make crappy videos with a helmet cam following my kids etc. so this was nicely done. I think a few things would add to it so besides a chest and helmet mount I think if you had someone following you and recording and then a few standing shots while skiing by wouldn't be bad.
I also do not like the cam on the pole on front look as you do not look natural holding your poles in on hand as it looks awkward.

I always think about how to get an overhead shot that would be cool. Imagine having a long pole secured to a backpack with the cam recording downward to follow you through a bump run or a bunch of powder.
post #4 of 10
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the electronic weird music, not so much.
Looks like a worthwhile trip with great snow.

With music, it's impossible to make everyone happy.  My brother who likes electronic music said it was no good, but the flow of the music helped me put the video together.

 

The trip to Grand Targhee and Teton Pass was the best I had this season.

 

 

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I make crappy videos with a helmet cam following my kids etc.

Trust me, when I come back home and look at my videos they all seem crappy, and I think I'm a horrible skier.  Total disaster at first.  Then I learned you can't look for a good long segment, because you're not going to find it.  Instead you have to look for good 3 seconds. 

 

 

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few standing shots while skiing by wouldn't be bad.

Absolutly

 

 

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I always think about how to get an overhead shot that would be cool.

 

I figured out how to do it in 2 days.  One way is what Jamie Pierre used to do (pole in his bag), and the other way is drilling your helmet and having a swinging pole there.  A bit crazy, but possible for a run or 2.

post #5 of 10

Like most POV camera shots, I find yours to be aimed too low.  While it's nice enough to see the skis in the snow, I keep wanting to scroll up to see more terrain than the stuff 8-10' in front of you.  I think most chest/helmet cams are set to focus too low.  When you ski, don't you keep your eyes up, on the terrain 20-60 yards ahead?  Do you ever look down at your ski tips?  Well, then, why do most POV shots focus on the ski tips??????

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Who wants to watch skiing when they can GO skiing? th_dunno-1[1].gif

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RS: if you're posting here, you're not skiing.  Point.

post #8 of 10

Nicely done!

 

I think videos like this are more about an emotional response, not a technical dissection.  So a pole view might look "awkward" in terms of proper skiing technique  Meh. So what.  

 

Different views are about showing the movement, scenery, and so forth; it's to convey a positive vibe about your experiences, it's not cinematography school.  

 

Music worked well, matched the cuts with the video snips. If you like electronica, it's a good choice.

 

My only criticism/suggestion would be to add a few more "context vignettes" like at the beginning.  The person along the road, those slo-mo character shots, snow, movement, etc.  Those give a more cinematic feel rather than snapshot feel.  They really add a great deal to the overall video.  A few more interposed in the video would have been amazing.

 

Good job, I liked it!

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RS: if you're posting here, you're not skiing.  Point.

 

Weekends are off limits for me.....still not watching ski videos though......

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Well, then, why do most POV shots focus on the ski tips??????

 

Hmm, I played with that angle and what I realized is this:  The minute the camera focuses forward the video becomes boring, and there is not much to show.  You have to see the skis.  Maybe I can still move it up a bit, but the skis will have to stay.  Otherwise it becomes one big white screen and you're getting sea sick.

 

I did screw up with the ski poles.  I held them in my hands, because I forgot they collapse and fit on my bag pack.  Next time.

 

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The person along the road, those slo-mo character shots, snow, movement, etc.

Yes, I liked that too, but I "ran out" of those clips.  I dragged my Sony handycam with me, but the tripod was too heavy to carry it everywhere.  My father gave me a small tripod that will fit in my bag now, so I'll have more shots from the "outside".

 

 

My next big project is Mount McKinley, and I really want to capture everything. 

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